Jill Biden is the longtime wife of politician, former senator and former Vice President, Joe Biden.
Jill’s 76-year-old husband will announce his 2020 presidential campaign on Thursday with an online video, sources say. This could be Jill’s chance to go from Second Lady to First.
Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate before becoming the 47th Vice President. Biden, the first of four siblings – moved from Pennsylvania to Claymont, Delaware –where he graduated from the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School and served on the New Castle County Council.
Biden though about leaving his bright career as one of the youngest U.S. senators when in 1972 –weeks after the election, wife, Neilia and their one-year-old daughter, Naomi, were killed in a car accident.
Five years later he met and eventually married, school teacher, Jill Tracy Jacobs. The couple married in 1977, after meeting on a blind date. She is his second and current wife.
Jill Tracy Jacobs was born June 3, 1951; the blonde is a New Jersey native.
Jill Biden has been credited for renewing his interest in politics and in life. She gave birth to their only daughter Ashley, in 1981. She also served as stepmother to Biden’s sons from first marriage to Neilia Hunter; Beau and Hunter.
Jill Biden, earned her Doctorate in Education from the University of Delaware in January of 2007. She also has two Master’s Degrees.
She taught English at a community college in Delaware, at a public high school and at a psychiatric hospital for adolescents. The life-long educator is an English professor at a community college in Northern Virginia.
As Second Lady, Dr. Biden worked to bring attention to the sacrifices made by military families. She also made efforts to raise awareness around areas of particular importance to women, including breast cancer prevention.
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